It’s one of the most terrifying scenarios that a person can imagine—you’ve been in a dangerous accident that left you seriously injured. An accident can happen in the blink of an eye, but the rehabilitation can take months and even years to fully recover. This is a difficult time, dealing with medical treatment and recovery can feel overwhelming and beyond your control. After the trauma of the actual accident subsides, there is still the stress of financing your emergency medical treatment.
Types of Emergency Medical Treatment
You’ve driven by enough accidents to recognize the flashing red and blue lights. They don’t always belong to a police car. An ambulance will often show up on the scene of an accident if it seems like people are hurt and will need quick emergency medical treatment. Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) are trained specifically for this situation and will help to stabilize and transport injured people to the nearest hospital for further medical evaluation.
If the injury is especially serious, there is a good chance that you will be placed in the ICU (intensive care unit) at the hospital. This is a place where patients are very closely monitored until they are deemed stable enough for less supervision. In some cases, emergency surgery will be required to stabilize the accident victim. Medical professionals are trained to evaluate a scenario quickly and make the best decision to save the lives of their patients. Every scenario is different, so it’s impossible to know the extent of the treatment until you have been evaluated by a doctor.
Medical Treatment is Expensive
Extended stays in the ICU, transportation in an ambulance, and medical devices that help keep your condition stable—these can all add up very quickly. Unfortunately, the cost of emergency medical treatment is especially expensive and it’s not always covered by insurance. Additionally, if you are waiting for payment from the negligent driver’s insurance company in order to pay your bills, you might be waiting for awhile. Insurance companies are notorious for offering the lowest amount of compensation possible, so you might need to pay out of pocket initially to cover the cost of your medical care.
Contact a Maryland Car Accident Attorney Today
If you have been seriously injured in an accident, the first step is always to seek immediate medical attention. Once you are able, contact a personal injury lawyer to help review your claim. Working with an experienced legal representative who understands the process of working with the insurance companies to recover the maximum amount of damages can help to relieve a bit of the stress you’re feeling. Insurance companies have lawyers working on their side and so should you. The attorneys at Alpert Schreyer, LLC have the experience and understanding to help you through the process of starting a claim and collecting just compensation for your damages. Call us today at (844) 632-7274, or contact us online to set up a consultation. We will review the details of your case and work aggressively on your behalf to get the results you deserve.